News Chicago is running out of taxpayers

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  1. PI Nate

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    What a predicament, how to increase social services with fewer taxpayers? Sounds like a tax increase is in order. :nocheer:


    Chicago area's middle class shrinking, report finds

    "If the middle class seems like it's under siege, well, that's because it is.

    Across the Chicago metropolitan area, 51 percent of households are maintaining their foothold in the coveted class long associated with home ownership and financial security, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of government data released Wednesday. That's down from 56 percent in 2000.

    More Chicago-area households slipped into the ranks of the lower income than the upper income from 2000 to 2014, the analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data found. Wages in all earning groups have fallen during that time."




    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...eclining-middle-class-met-20160511-story.html
     
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    x76 Well-Known Member

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    Too many people. Not enough jobs. Decay. Look @ Detroit. We ought to tear down cities and plant trees. Return the land to wilderness.
     
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  4. PI Nate

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    He's trying like heck to do to America what they've done to Chicago/ IL.
     
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    Does the governor hold any responsibility?

    Republican Bruce Rauner

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    Property taxes are insane there and that comes from someone in California.
     
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    That what happens when you fire Ditka.
     
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    The first and real Mayor Daily had that city running like the finely honed (political) machine that it was. Unlike some of the inept NYC mayors like Wagner, Lindsay and Beame, Daily got maximum mileage out of all the graft. During the '68 Dem convention, I believe he avoided all the threatened protest riots by ordering his LE to shoot any perpetrators. He also swung the election, I've read, for Kennedy over Nixon which underscores his reach. The city seemed to be in pretty good hands with him at the helm.
     
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    You mean the guy that's been in office for a cup of coffee? Shame on him for not cleaning up 50 years of dem mess in a year.

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    Just wondering, i never hear the Governor of the state mentioned. I thought it was a fair question.
     
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    If you want to talk about our Govs, a trip to the nearest Federal Prison is in order. :up:
     
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    You should leave the state bro, it sounds like a hell hole.
     
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    After you misspelled Daley, I tuned out. :coffee:
     
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    It's like Heaven here buddy. :beer:

    "At least 12 people have been shot in Chicago since early Wednesday afternoon, including at least four shot in the evening in the Park Manor neighborhood and a pregnant woman shot on the Southwest Side, officials said."
     
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    It's not only Chicago. The shrinking middle class is no joke nationwide. There sre two classes that arent shrinking. The poor and the filthy rich.
     
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    We're special, we pay the highest taxes in every category. And gasoline, and natural gas and electricity and. and. and.
     
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    that could be said of politicians on all sides of the isle, we have had our share put in prison also in my state.
     
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    so what.

    the cubs might win the world series
     
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    look at all the politicians that are or were sent to the pen in New York alone :spit:
    • Majority Leader of the New York State Senate Dean Skelos (R) convicted of federal corruption charges. (2015) [82][83]
    • Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver (D) convicted of federal corruption. (2015) [84]
    • Deputy Majority Leader of the New York Senate Tom Libous (R) was convicted of lying to FBI. (2015) [85]
    • Minority Leader of the New York State Senate John L. Sampson (D) was convicted of obstructing justice and making false statement. (2015)[86]
    • Majority Leader of the New York State Senate Malcolm Smith (D) was found guilty in federal court of conspiracy, wire fraud, bribery and extortion for trying to bribe a Republican Party official to let him onto the Republican ballot in the 2013 New York City mayoral race. (2014) [87]
    • State Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa (D) sentenced to a year in jail for entering into a sham marriage in order to gain U.S. citizenship. (2014)[88]
    • State Assemblyman William Boyland, Jr. (D) convicted of bribery (2014)[89]
    • State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson (D) found guilty of bribery, conspiracy and other related charges. (2014)[90]
    • State Assemblyman Nelson Castro (D) convicted of perjury (2013)[91]
    • State Senator Shirley Huntley (D) convicted of mail fraud.[92] She was sentenced to one year and a day in prison. (2013)[93][94]
    • Majority Leader of the New York State Senate Pedro Espada Jr. (D) On May 14, 2012 a federal jury found Espada guilty of embezzling money from federally funded healthcare clinics, after 11 days of deliberation. (2012)[95]
    • State Senator Vincent Leibell (R) found guilty of felony bribery, tax evasion, and obstruction of justice charges related to $43,000 in cash kickbacks he took from 2003 to 2006. (2012)[96][97]
    • State Senator Nicholas Spano (R), convicted of federal income tax evasion. Spano pleaded guilty to the single felony. He was sentenced to 12 to 18 months in federal prison. (2012)[98]
    • New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi (D), was convicted on charges surrounding a "pay to play" scheme regarding the New York State Pension Fund, and was sentenced to 1–4 years. (2011) [99]
    • State Senator Carl Kruger (D) resigned his seat and pleaded guilty to charges of corruption and bribery. (2011)[100]
    • State Senator Efrain Gonzalez Jr. (D) was convicted of fraud and embezzling $400,000 from the West Bronx Neighborhood Association Inc. and was sentenced to seven years in federal prison (2010) [101]
    • State Health Commissioner Antonia Novello (R) pleaded guilty to costing the taxpayers $48,000 by making her staff carry out personal chores for her such as taking her shopping and picking up her dry cleaning. Her plea deal calls for 250 hours of community service at an Albany health clinic, $22,500 in restitution and a $5,000 fine. (2009)[102][103]
     
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    Has anyone blamed those high paying union jobs that built the middle class yet?